Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Patriotic Horses from Biblical Impressions!

Hello Friends! 
Today is my first official post as a 
Biblical Impressions Design Team member! 
Biblical Impressions is a sister company
 to QKR Stampede and Eureka!
 They have a lot of lovely stamps!
 I hope you will head on over and check them out!
My card today uses the image Patriotic Horses.
 A great image for the horse lover you may know!

I love this image! 
I watercolored the image and doodled the 
barbed wire around the edges with a fine line black pen.
I made this card 5 x 7 to accommodate the larger image.
Thanks for stopping today!
See you next time!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sugar and spice and everything nice! Clear Dollar Stamps June Blog Hop

Hello there! 
Welcome to Clear Dollar Stamps
 June Blog Hop!
I'm glad you are here! 
Did you arrive from SARAH'S Blog?
If you did, you are on the right track!
 If not, you may want to start from the
 beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Start HERE

The theme for this month is:
Sugar and spice and everything nice
That's what little girls are made of!

It's always fun to make girly cards!
For my card today I used an 
older CDS set called Cute Critters.

I love this skunk image. 

A pink skunk! Who would have thought?! lol

I used the sketch from the last CiC challenge.

My background paper is from My Minds Eye. 
I used both sides of the paper.
The cards is made from Bazzil. 
A few pink rhinestones add a little bling.
I watercolored the skunk using Angora watercolors.
 I mixed two pinks to get the right shade.

Your next stop on this fun hop is the very talented:

hop on over and see what she has to show you!
Be sure and comment on each blog you visit
 to be eligible for the $10 gift certificate that 
will be awarded to some lucky blogger!

Thanks for stopping and commenting today!
See you next time!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #30

Greetings CDS Fans!
 Todays Challenge was to use the sketch provided for us. 

This was a fun one. I love how my card turned out! 
I used an older CDS stamp set called
 Everyday Jar-gon Additions. 
One of my favorite sets from last fall! 
I was thinking summer when I made this card!

My paper is plain white Strathmore paper
 distressed with Antique Linen and
 Scattered Straw Distress inks. 
The background paper is from October Afternoon. 
I used my circle, oval and lacy oval nestabilities. 
I then doodled around the edges to
 give some definition to the white paper.

Thanks for stopping today!
 I hope you will join in the fun with this challenge!
Check out the Clearly I Stamp blog for all the details!

Until next time ~

Thursday, June 16, 2011

QKR Stampede Blog post

Hello Friends! 
Today's card features a QKR Stamp
 called Sailor Ragdoll.
QKR has a bunch of adorable ragdoll stamps!

I distressed a circle and then stamped the sailor in black ink.
 I colored with colored pencil and then distressed over the top. 
Thanks for visiting today!
See you next time!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps June Digital release

Hi there - today is the day for
 Clear Dollar Stamps June digi release! 
I have used the image Daisy for my card today. 

Just for fun I made this card 5 x 7. 
I love the daisy image and wanted to use it in a larger format. 
I distressed the background with antique linen distress ink 
and then watercolored with DerWent Intense pencils. 
Background paper is from October Afternoon.  
The word Daisy is also from this set. 
I used my Nestabilities Labels Seventeen - 
one of my new favorites.
Thanks for stopping today!
I hope you will leave a comment - it's always  nice to hear from you!
See you soon!

Happy 4th of July ~ Eureka Style!

Hello! Thank you for visiting today! 
This is my first official blog posting as a member
 of Eureka Stamps design team!
 I am thrilled to be able to show you some of their great designs!

Todays card features two of their patriotic images.

Patriotic Puppy 331043 and Patriotic Kitty 33001.

I distressed the circles first then stamped images in black.
 Added color with colored pencil blending with mineral spirits.
 Then I distressed over the top once again. 

The background paper is some I have had for a while -
 I can't remember who's paper it is, sorry!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope you will come back again!
Comments are always welcomed and appreciated!
See you next time!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 - Distressing

Greetings Bloggers! 
Today's Clearly Inspired Challenge, 
brought to you from Clear Dollar stamps,
 is all about distressing.
 DIstressing os one of my favorite techniques!

For my card today I used the set "We belong Together".

I distressed the circle with Distress inks, 
Antique Linen, Scattered Straw & Tea Dye. 
I then stamped the image in black ink and 
colored with colored pencil. 
After coloring I added more distress ink over the top.
 A little glitter on the french fries 
makes it look like they are salted.
The background paper is from Graphic 45.

Thanks for stopping today!
 I hope you will enter the challenge! 
There are prizes to be won!

See you next time!